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Easy Sugar Cookies

User Rating 4 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Drop Sugar Cookies

Easy Sugar Cookies

Stephanie Gallagher

Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe

Whenever my kids want to make sugar cookies, I pull out this recipe, because they're drop sugar cookies, so there's no need to mess with rolling the dough. The best part about this recipe (besides the fact that it's so easy) is that it makes nice, soft, tender sugar cookies, and the kids can still decorate them with sprinkles or even icing.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • colored sprinkles


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  2. Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla.

  3. On low speed, beat in flour mixture, mixing until all the flour is incorporated. Do not overmix, or the cookies will turn out tough.

  4. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes, preferably 1-2 hours.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silpat mat.

  6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonsful onto prepared cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with your fingers. Sprinkle with sprinkles, if desired.

  7. Bake 8-12 minutes, until cookies are golden brown the bottom.

See also: Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipes

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
AMAZING, Member agm3799

I just made these for the second time in 2 weeks. They're so easy! I use ""I can't believe it's not butter"" which I think makes them chewy and delicious. I frost them with royal icing and they're even better than the christmas sugar cookies I make that take hours of rolling and cookie-cutting. NO MORE! ... PS: I've already eaten 3 of these in the past 15min.....

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